CROSS STITCH PATTERN READY TO DOWNLOAD, DESIGNED BY Tempting Tangles
Designer Deborah A. Dick of Tempting Tangles tells the story of the peppermint pig:
"In many cultures over the centuries, pigs were considered to be good luck, and owning pigs signified financial well-being. In the Victorian era, a little holiday tradition began as a way of wishing that the coming New Year would bring only good things. A little pig made of pink peppermint- flavored candy was presented to all attending of a family’s holiday dinner. The peppermint pig was then shattered with a little mallet, and each diner shared a fragment of the candy as a symbol of good luck to come."
Creative Poppy says:
The little pigs add fun and color to this otherwise classic sampler of Quaker inspiration. The mix results in a truly unique piece of needlework that looks elegant and attractive - and has a story to tell.
This mostly cross stitch pattern comes with both a color overview chart, and a detailed black and white chart. This design can be worked over 1 thread.
Bonus tip by Tempting Tangles:
"Many of the motifs in Peppermint Pig are ideal for use as holiday ornaments. Stitch as snowflakes, all in white or pastels on a darker fabric, or in your favorite colors to decorate your Christmas tree. In addition, these lacy motifs make lovely to scissor or sewing tool fobs. Don’t forget about gift tags!"
A cross stitch pattern by Tempting Tangles.
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Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Chart size in stitches: 207 x 207
Suggested Needlework fabric: 40 ct Weeks Dye Works “Angel Hair”, # 1109.
Finished size on 40 ct over 2: 10 1/3” square
Finished size on 28 ct over 1: 7 1/2” square
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Stitches: Cross stitch, Backstitch/Straight Stitch
Chart: Black & White, Color overview
Threads: Classic Colorworks (Crescent) floss (or Dinky Dyes Silk conversion)
Number of colors: 3
Themes: the story of the peppermint candy pig, told in stitches quaker style.
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